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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Consumers fume at misleading listings for Hong Kong's hotels

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Consumers fume at misleading hotel ads The internet has become the tool of choice for most people planning a visit to Hong Kong to reserve their accommodation, ... outlawing any guest houses being run in buildings that banned commercial activities. In 2000, Li's federation had suggested employing the internationally recognised star-rating system in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1625286/consumers-fume-misleading-listings-city-hotels
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese group tours to Hong Kong up 90pc despite mass protests

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Amy Nip

    ... of mainland group tours to Hong Kong has almost doubled despite the Occupy Central protests that are affecting business and transport. From October 1 to 22, an average of 380 groups visited the city ... National Tourism Administration denied issuing any directive banning tours to Hong Kong, saying it had only advised agencies to "be careful" given the situation. The dramatic increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623342/mainland-chinese-group-tours-hong-kong-90pc-despite-mass-protests
  3. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese tourists bypass Hong Kong in favour of Taiwan

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... a surge in visitors from the mainland, boosting the island's tourism industry and the airlines that serve it, under the shadow of the street protests in Hong Kong. The number of mainlanders visiting the island soared more than 70 per cent over the week-long National Day break from a year earlier. Hong Kong, beset by the impact from the Occupy Central protests, managed only a 6.8 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1615294/mainland-chinese-tourists-bypass-hong-kong-favour-taiwan
  4. News - China - TOURISM

    Shoppers' paradise on Hainan Island gives Hong Kong a run for its money

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:14am by He Huifeng

    ... a holiday in Hong Kong, but changed her mind on hearing of big promotions offered at the Haitang Bay mall. Following the mall's opening on September 1, Sanya has set itself up to rival Hong ... "In future, we will make sure our prices are competitive with Hong Kong by launching promotions frequently at times such as Christmas and Lunar New Year." Customers shopping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1608458/shoppers-paradise-hainan-island-gives-hong-kong-run-its-money
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cruise terminal under fire despite extra berthings

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... yesterday that 55 calls had been booked for next year and that one line planned to base a new ship in Hong Kong in a year or two. Yung told the Legislative Council's economic development panel the move reflected a growing interest and confidence in the Asian market among cruise lines. "Our objective remains … to turn Hong Kong into a cruise hub in the Asia-Pacific region," he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1626176/cruise-terminal-under-fire-despite-extra-berthings
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Inspectors check in first so you can have a nice stay

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Amy Nip

    ... Guide- and rated the Hong Kong hotels in 2008. The book, which is akin to an extended version of the restaurant-oriented Michelin guide, assesses hotels, restaurants and spas based on a five-star ... to oppose any unfavourable score, says Qu. "Some very famous Hong Kong hotels did not meet the high score," he recalls. So to reconfirm the first inspector's rating, the company sent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1625269/inspectors-check-first-so-you-can-have-nice-stay
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Holidaymakers who attack their tour guides may be barred from Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Jessie Lau, Amy Nip

    ... Jessie Lau and Amy Nip More cases of tourists attacking guides Holidaymakers in Hong Kong who attack their tour guides could be barred from the city, the Immigration Department said ... words rather than violence to settle disputes. "There are many ways to settle their dissatisfaction or complaints instead of breaking the law in Hong Kong," William Fung Pak-ho, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577875/hong-kong-sees-more-cases-tourists-attacking-their-guides
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourists at risk in thousands of illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Ernest Kao and Amy Nip

    ... Ernest Kao and Amy Nip The city's poorest families are being squeezed out of a space to live in 20,000 beds that no one should sleep in Three in four of an estimated 2,800 guest houses scattered across the city operate without a licence, a study has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577144/illegal-guest-houses-put-tourists-risk-and-deprive-low-income
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shopping mall wants to build Hong Kong's first zip line on The Peak

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35pm by Amy Nip

    ... funny and sustainable sensory attraction to overlook Hong Kong's most famous views of Victoria Harbour from the top level", Greenheart, parent firm of Flightlinez, says ... Fox got entangled in objections from government advisers and green groups. "After further study and discussion, the founders of Flying Fox decided to put the Hong Kong project on hold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567662/shopping-mall-wants-build-hong-kongs-first-zip-line-peak
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists’ satisfaction with Hong Kong hits four-year record, study finds

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 06:36pm by Amy Nip

    ... attracted the ire of some Hongkongers, mainland visitors enjoyed their trips to Hong Kong last year more than in the year before, a new study shows. And they were not alone, according to Polytechnic ... transport links and high-end shops and would expect the same in Hong Kong, he said. The language barrier could also be a problem. Mainlanders, meanwhile, were likely to stay in cheap hotels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561986/mainland-tourists-satisfaction-hong-kong-hits-five-year-record-study

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